New UCLG Presidency elected in Rabat
Attended by almost 3500 participants from 130 countries, the UCLG World Congress entitled “Imagine society, Build democracy” culminated on 4th October with the announcement of a new Presidency for the 2013-2016 mandate for UCLG , the world’s largest organisation of Mayors and local and regional government organisations.
Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey, was re-elected President of the organisation.
The Co-Presidents elected were: Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito (Ecuador), Anne Hidalgo, Deputy Mayor of Paris (France) and President of UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Chen Jianhua, Mayor of Guangzhou (China), Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux (France) and President of the French Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AFCCRE), Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan (Russia), Jacqueline Moustache Belle, Mayor of Victoria and President of the Association of Districts of Victoria (Seychelles).
Fathallah Oualalou, Mayor of Rabat (Morocco) was elected Treasurer for UCLG. Berry Vrbanovic, Councillor of Kitchener (Canada) and Emeritus President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), was nominated deputy-treasurer.
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